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  • FY 2019 halfway over, 2020 CR already up for discussion

    Bloomberg Government Editorial Director Loren Duggan offered more insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin predicting that without 2019 top-line numbers, no agreement will be ready by Sept. 30.

  • HUD’s shutdown challenges reveal textbook case for IT modernization

    Some 1,150 housing contracts expired during the 35-day government shutdown, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the situation could have been avoided if its contract management system wasn’t more than 30 years old.

  • Fed up feds may have good news on shutdown

    Guest commentator Jeff Neal explains why his long-time optimism about working for the federal government may be fading if another shutdown happens this month or in October.

  • Kaine introduces End Shutdowns Act as Congress pursues funding solution

    Cold as it may be in Washington, inside the Capitol the atmosphere is heated. Members are hard at work to get past the three-week continuing resolution now approaching its second week.

  • Is an automatic CR the answer to government shutdowns?

    In the wake of the longest government shutdown in history, pushes to ensure one never happens again, primarily through an automatic continuing resolution, are picking up momentum. But just what is an automatic CR, and does one have a chance in Congress?

  • Trump administration urges agencies to prioritize employee back pay, begin plans to reopen

    Both the House and Senate easily passed a three-week continuing resolution that would end the government shutdown and temporarily fund shuttered agencies through Feb. 15. The Office of Management and Budget has already urged agencies to begin preparing for an “orderly reopening” of government.

  • Tired of shutdowns? One solution may be automatic CRs

    Nearly everyone concerned with good government is thinking like the fictional Howard Beale, wanting to scream “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

  • ‘Emergency directive’ from DHS calls for agencies to step up cyber measures

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the Homeland Security Department says a series of incidents have tampered with agencies domain name systems (DNS) on their websites.

  • It’s time for an automatic CR

    Mike Hettinger, the president and managing principal of the Hettinger Strategy Group, makes the case for why Congress should consider a 20-year-old bill from former Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.).

  • USDA to pay SNAP benefits through February despite shutdown

    Faced with a partial government shutdown with no certain end in sight, the Agriculture Department has come up with a budgetary workaround to ensure Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits continue to be paid out through February.